The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District was created in response to community concerns about water quality, flooding, and loss of aquatic habitat in the Birch Bay Watershed. BBWARM’s stormwater program focuses on protecting water quality and reducing stormwater impacts. Explore our website to learn more about what BBWARM is doing and how you can get involved.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

BBWARM Advisory Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the BBWARM Advisory Committee will be held on April 19th from 6-8pm at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center. The general public is invited to join us, and a public comment period will be held at the beginning of the meeting.

You can view the 2023 meeting schedule, documents, and Zoom link on the BBWARM Advisory Committee website.

REPORT STORMWATER ISSUES OR POLLUTION

Have you ever seen a stormwater-related issue and didn’t know what to do about it? Whatcom County Public Works has a quick and easy way to report problems. This form is sent directly to Whatcom County staff who can help address the issues.

The link to the form can be found at the top of the Public Works website.

Use the “Flooding and Drainage Problems” category on this form to report signs of stormwater infrastructure issues such as:

  • Clogged Infrastructure

  • Flooding

  • Erosion

Use the “Water Quality - pollution and spills” category on this form to report pollution-related issues like:

  • Discolored water

  • Foamy water

  • Oil sheen